Recent posts on conference
In the most recent session of Sustainable Brands’ “Issues in Focus” series, sustainability practitioners gathered to discuss, debate, and expound on “The New Metrics of Sustainable Business.” Among the conference contributors, Framework’s Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy joined with Charlene Wall Warren of BASF to explore the value and applications of materiality analysis in today’s corporate sustainability landscape.
For more than a decade Ceres has hosted an Annual Conference which brings together representatives from business, investment and public policy organizations to brainstorm solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability issues. This year’s two-day forum covered topics ranging from energy efficiency finance and water risk, to corporate governance and the redefinition of materiality. Alec Lager attended both days of the conference, noting a few key themes and outcomes of the gathering:
Among the principal messages of this year’s Ceres conference: industry collaboration is an essential driver of system change. Companies, governments and nonprofits can no longer afford to take siloed approaches to sustainability – the imperatives are too great, and the timescales too short for broad sustainability initiatives and best practices to exist in parallel. Plenary keynote speaker Jeremy Rifkin notes, specifically, that the need for smart grid developments approximating an “energy internet” will require bold new… More